Arcadia & Timrod Bicycle Boulevards


 PROJECT OVERVIEW     PROJECT PLANS     PUBLIC INPUT

WHY BICYCLE BOULEVARDS?     BICYCLE BOULEVARD DESIGN FEATURES


 

ABOUT THE PROJECTS: Arcadia & Timrod Bicycle Boulevards

The Arcadia and Timrod Bicycle Boulevard projects use neighborhood streets to expand our citywide low-stress biking network by creating north/south and east/west routes to jobs, neighborhood destinations, schools, and parks. These projects are identified in the City of Tucson Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan and funded by grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

  • ARCADIA BICYCLE BOULEVARD extends from Grant Road to Eastland Street for a total of 2.8 miles, connecting to 5 schools and 3 parks.
  • TIMROD BICYCLE BOULEVARD extends from Alvernon Way to Craycroft Road for a total of 2.4 miles, connecting to 3 schools and 7 parks.

 

 

WHY BIKE BOULEVARDS?

Bicycle Boulevards are more than just improved routes for bicyclists. They are modified streets with traffic calming, safer intersection crossings, signs, and pavement markings. Collectively, these features make our neighborhoods safer for everyone, whether you’re on a bike, on foot, or in a car. The quality of life is improved as the elements of a bicycle boulevard become building blocks for community activities, such as tree planting days or street painting projects.

The goals of Bicycle Boulevards are to:

  • Slow car traffic to improve safety
  • Encourage walking and biking
  • Discourage cut-through car traffic
  • Provide enhanced crossings for people walking and biking at busy streets
  • Provide an alternative route to walking and biking on adjacent major streets

 

BIKE BOULEVARD DESIGN ELEMENTS

Neighborhood Street Features

BikeHAWK

 

PROJECT PLANS

The Arcadia and Timrod Bicycle Boulevards are identified in the City of Tucson’s Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan, which prioritizes safe and comfortable biking and walking routes for people of all ages and abilities.

Click the link below to review the final project plans:

ARCADIA & TIMROD BIKE BOULEVARD PLANS

 

 

PUBLIC INPUT

We compiled input from four community outreach events in June and July, 2019, and an online survey, and used that information to inform the design of these projects.

Click the link below to review a summary of the public comments:

SUMMARY OF PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Online Survey: The Arcadia & Timrod Bicycle Boulevard Survey was a short online survey that was used to inform the proposed enhancements on Arcadia and Timrod Bicycle Boulevards. *Surved closed July 19, 2019

 

Outreach Events: We hosted four drop-in events to hear from community members:

(1) OPEN HOUSE - Martha Cooper Library

WHEN: Tuesday June 25, 5:30 - 7pm  |  WHERE: Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N Catalina Ave

(2) OPEN HOUSE - Columbus Library

WHEN: Wednesday June 26, 5:30 - 7pm  |  WHERE: Columbus Library, 4350 E 22nd St

(3) ICE CREAM SOCIAL & BIKE-IN MOVIE - Pop-Up Open House + FREE bike repair + FUN!

WHEN: Saturday June 29, 6 - 7:30pm  |  WHERE: Pinecrest Park, 4870 E Fairmount St

(4) ICE CREAM SOCIAL & BIKE-IN MOVIE - Pop-Up Open House + FREE bike repair + FUN!

WHEN: Saturday July 13, 6 - 7:30pm  |  WHERE: Hoffman Park, 4800 E Cecelia St